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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 6335–6341

Integrated three-dimensional optical multilayer using free-space optics

Manfred Jarczynski, Thomas Seiler, and Jürgen Jahns  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 25, pp. 6335-6341 (2006)

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An integrated three-dimensional optical multilayer system for optical data communications is presented. It is based on the use of free-space optical light propagation and combines two integration principles, namely, planar and stacked integration. The combination of both integration schemes aims at a maximal design flexibility for complex geometric layouts. On the other hand, packaging issues that stem from assembly and tolerance have to be considered. Here we describe the basic concept and demonstrate the implementation of an optical interface module in a processor-memory bus.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.2610) Optics in computing : Free-space digital optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2006

Manfred Jarczynski, Thomas Seiler, and Jürgen Jahns, "Integrated three-dimensional optical multilayer using free-space optics," Appl. Opt. 45, 6335-6341 (2006)

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